Tom Aelbrecht

Tom Aelbrecht

Tom Aelbrecht

Senior Director Operations - JLABS EMEA

Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS is a network of life sciences incubators providing emerging companies with many of the advantages of being in a big company, without the capital investment.

Tom Aelbrecht serves as Senior Director, Operations, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS EMEA, He is responsible for JLABS strategy across EMEA, as well as directing operations in JLABS @ BE.

As Head of the Janssen Campus Office Belgium, Tom has played a key role in the creation of the first JLABS outside North America. Recently, he was also involved in the setup of the Janssen Campus NL, with the goal of being an active stakeholder in the Dutch innovation ecosystem, leveraging the Janssen presence in Leiden and the no-strings-attached JLABS model. Tom’s experience and involvement in all these activities will help Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS’ implementation in the EMEA region. To ensure a solid integration, Tom maintains specific responsibilities within the Janssen Campus BE and Janssen Campus NL, and he remains a Member of the Janssen Pharmaceutica NV Management Board and Chair of the Works Council. He represents Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS on the Benelux R&D Council and represents Janssen Pharmaceutica NV in the Board of Flanders.bio, the Flemish trade organization for life science companies and is a Member of the Investment Committee for Industrial Scale-ups of PMV (Flemish Investment Association).

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